The Life and Death of Jesus Essay

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The Life and Death of Jesus

In this part of my coursework, I will attempt to show how Jesus’ example of self-sacrifice, suffering, death and resurrection is still important to Christians today, and should be included in every good Christians life.

Firstly, when I say ‘…self-sacrifice, suffering, death and resurrection…included in every good Christians life…’ I don’t mean that every Christian should run in front of a train to prove their belief in God, no, I merely meant that, for instance, if there is a charity money collection going around, you should put that little bit of money you reserved for, say, a chocolate bar, in instead of spending it on something you can easily go on with
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· Then, in Mark 10: 35-45 (The Request Of James And John) in which Jesus says that to go to heaven and be at his right and left hands, you must ‘…be a servant to the rest…’ which means that you must put others in front of you, no matter who they are.

· Finally, in Mark 12: 41-44 (The Widows Offering) Jesus is a temple and, to please him, rich men came and gave many riches and jewels, yet, when a poor widow came along and dropped in a few pennies, Jesus showed his disciples that this woman had given a greater amount than anyone else, as she gave everything that she had, wutherise the rich men gave what they had spare. This story, in my opinion, shows the ultimate example of self-sacrifice, as she gave all that she could, without putting herself ahead of others, unlike the rich men to whom the money they offered was but a measly amount.

These each show clearly what self-sacrifice is and, as all Christians know, we should strive to follow what Jesus did and, thusly, we should follow his teachings in the Bible.

And now on to what self-sacrifice should mean to us today. What does it mean? Well, it could mean many things, however, they mostly fall into these categories: A willingness to place / think of others (even those who one doesn’t like) in front of oneself. Being ready to

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